‘North London brothers’ Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are expected not to be invited to the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup side by side.
On the 15th (Korean time), FIFA revealed the main principles of the Club World Cup reorganization plan. FIFA has announced that it will expand the Club World Cup, which currently hosts a total of 7 teams, including the champions of each continent and the champions of the host country’s league, to a competition that will be held every four years with 32 teams participating from 2025.
The method of selecting the participating teams was also announced. 12 teams from Europe, 6 teams from South America, 4 teams each from Asia/Africa/North & Central America, 1 team from Oceania, and 1 team from the host country’s league are eligible to participate. Basically, the winners of the Champions League in each continent for the last 4 years fall into this category, and in Europe and South America with more than 4 tickets, tickets are distributed based on club rankings.
So, who will qualify for the Premier League? First of all, Chelsea, the champions of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2020-2021 season, has confirmed their participation. Manchester City, currently second in the UEFA club rankings, are also likely to participate.
The remaining one spot is likely to go to Liverpool or Manchester United, who are in third and seventh place. Tottenham and Arsenal, which follow them, are 18th and 23rd, respectively, so the chances of their rankings being overturned are slim. ‘Goal.com’ also explained, “For now, it seems that Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool or Man United will compete in the Club World Cup.” 메이저사이트
It’s a pity for Tottenham and Arsenal, which are called the ‘Big 6′ in the Premier League. The total prize money of the reorganized Club World Cup is expected to be more than 10 times the current (approximately 16.5 million dollars: approximately 21.7 billion won), so it is a very good opportunity in terms of profit. The British’The Times’ also analyzed that Chelsea would earn a minimum of 25 million pounds (about 39.6 billion won) and a maximum of 50 million pounds (about 79.3 billion won) by confirming their entry into the 2025 tournament.
Of course, the last possibility remains for both teams. It is the UCL championship. ‘Football London’ said, “If Tottenham and Arsenal advance to the UCL next season and win trophies, they can participate in the Club World Cup. It is difficult, but not impossible.”